JEE Main 2018 Counselling Procedure & Dates

From the 2015-16 academic session, the IITs and the NITs (& other institutes) are conducting common counselling for seat allocation to avoid wasting of seats.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has formed JoSAA  “Joint Seat Allocation Authority” to oversee the joint seat allocation for the IITs and NITs. It consists of representatives from the Joint Admission Board (JAB) 2018 (for IITs/ISM) and the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) 2018 (for NITs, IIITs (Triple-I-Ts) and Other-GFTIs). JoSAA is the ONLY authorized agency responsible for joint seat allocation.

The Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) headquartered at the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Patna will be conducting the seat allocation (counselling) to various engineering and architecture institutes on the basis of the JEE Main 2018 ranks(All India Rank - AIR) which will be published in July 2018

The common counselling was conducted for more than 33,900 seats in the 18 IITs, one ISM, 32 NITs, 18 IIITs and 18 other Government Funded Technical Institutes (other GFTIs) for the academic year 2018-17.

The tentative schedule of the joint seat allocation/ counselling by JoSAA 2018:



Choose your seat/ institute online

1 - 5 July, 2018

Mock seat allocation

4 July, 2018

Allocation/ validation

6 July, 2018

Seat allocation, Round 1

7 July, 2018

Seat acceptance, Round 1

8 - 12 July, 2018

Seat allocation, Round 2

13 July, 2018

Seat acceptance, Round 2

14 - 17 July, 2018

Seat allocation, Round 3

18 July, 2018

Seat acceptance, Round 3

19 - 21 July, 2018

Seat allocation for NITs, Round 4/ preparatory courses at IITs

22 July, 2018

Classes begin at IITs

22 July, 2018

Seat acceptance, Round 4

23 - 26 July, 2018

Candidates short listed for NIT & other institutes to report physically; IIT short list will be updated on website

23 - 26 July, 2018

Preparatory courses at IITs start

27 July, 2018

Classes begin at NITs

28 July, 2018

Stages of JEE Main 2017 Counselling

The entire seat allocation process would involve the following steps:

1.Online registration

2.Online choice filling and locking of choices

3.Declaration of seat allocation and document verification

4.Getting admitted to the allocated institute

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